—Liz Pearce is moving on from Streem, the Portland-based augmented reality startup where she became chief revenue officer last year. Prior to Streem, Pearce was CEO of project management software firm LiquidPlanner.
“I had a great experience at Streem, but ultimately we decided that the CRO position was best served by someone who could be in Portland full-time. We worked together to make the transition as seamless as possible and parted on good terms, and they have a new sales leader in place,” Pearce told GeekWire in an email.
Jim Cahill, previously an adviser to the company, has taken over as VP of sales at Streem.
Pearce said that she wasn’t yet ready to share her plans for what’s next.
Streem makes technology that allows home service professionals, such as plumbers or electricians, to virtually assist customers without having to step inside their homes. Last month, the company disclosed that it had raised $6.8 million as part of a larger round.
“Adding Ulf’s passion and track record for driving innovation to the Un-carrier mix is going to take us to the next level,” Ray said in a statement. “Ulf has achieved so many firsts and truly supported the evolution of technology for telecommunications across the globe.”
Ewaldsson spent nearly three decades at Swedish telecom Ericsson, most recently serving as senior advisor to CEO Borje Ekholm. He’ll start the last week of January after relocating with his family from Sweden.
Last week, T-Mobile’s proposed $26 billion merger with Sprint drew scrutiny after The Washington Post reported that the company’s executives, including CEO John Legere, frequented the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
—Jeff Dickey has become the director of cloud evangelism at NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services company. Dickey was previously CIO at Redapt, the Redmond, Wash.-based cloud services company where he worked for over nine years.
“I joined NetApp to work with friends and super talented folks from multiple acquisitions that I worked closely with in the past. I’m excited to work with the fantastic team [NetApp General Manager] Anthony Lye has put together,” Dickey told GeekWire in an email.
Dickey said he’ll help “developer and platform operator teams understand the value around creating a data governance vision and strategy across multiple clouds.”
NetApp is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., but Dickey will work from Bellevue, Wash.
—Jill Callan is now chief marketing officer at Beautiful.AI, which sells presentation software powered by artificial intelligence. Callan was previously VP of marketing at CreativeLive, an online learning company with offices in San Francisco in Seattle.
Callan said she was won over by Beautiful.AI’s solution to a problem she’s often encountered.
“I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve labored over how to turn my ideas into a visual story the night before a presentation,” Callan told GeekWire in an email. “No matter how much time I spent tweaking text boxes and trying to make the information look visually beautiful, I ended up sending my presentation to my creative team to design at the last minute.”
In September, CreativeLive cut an unspecified number of jobs in a quest for profitability.
—Philip Mezey is retiring as CEO of Itron, a Liberty Lake, Wash. tech company focused on managing energy and water resources. Mezey will stay on through the end of August, or until a successor is named.
“With the strategy, plan and team firmly in place, and with the majority of our operational improvement initiatives behind us, I felt that now was the right time for me pass the baton to the next leader, who will continue to improve on what we have built,” Mezey said in a statement.
Mezey’s departure comes after 18 years with the company, which has 8,000 customers worldwide and operates 190 million smart devices.